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Mutant Protein In Milk May Cause Autism

What do heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism and schizophrenia have in common? They may be linked to a certain protein in milk.  How many people in the world drink milk? You do the math. In a new book by Keith Woodford called Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health, and the Politics of A1 and […]

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The Environment’s Last Hour? Not If We Do Something Now

Climate change. Species extinction. Disappearing ecosystems. The global environmental crisis is closing in on humanity from all directions, yet the crisis barely registers on this culture’s list of problems–perhaps many of us are too busy watching reality shows about octuplets or bachelors or underfed models. As we stand around, humanity is doomed to a collapse […]

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Harmful to Your Body: Foods to Avoid

What’s in your food?  Hidden, secondary, and tertiary ingredients can be really dangerous to your health. GM soy for example, says Jeffrey M. Smith, author of The GMO Trilogy and Seeds of Deception. Haven’t heard of it? You might want to read this. From Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed […]

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Best Books for Preserving Food (and Growing It All Year Long)

In the world of gardening and farming, there are three steps from the seed to the plate: Planting. Harvesting. And…Preserving. So if you’re interested in extending seasons, then preserving your natural bounty is in your best interest.  If you have a larder, pantry, root cellar or chest freezer–I’m talking to you. Think jam, jelly, pickles, […]

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Stick ‘Em Up: Where Has All Your Money Gone?

On the radio this weekend, a woman who lost her small business in the recent financial crisis unraveled her tales of woe.  The radio blared this somber tune as I drove through towns with “Closed” signs hung during the busiest hours of the day.  Yep, it’s a western movie out there in the world of […]

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Acquiring Land for a CSA

In the 1960s, there was the Back to the Land movement. And in the 2010s, it’s happening again. Make no mistake about it–farming is a tough life (in the best way). But like the 60s, young people these days are seeking it out. Community Supported Agriculture is one reason–besides the growing movement towards farming–the chasm […]

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How-To Survive an Emergency: Your Ticket to Safety

Our hearts go out to those in Los Angeles. And for those who are concerned with your safety, all you need is a emergency plan, in case this happens again. Which we hope desperately it does not. But still, for your information: From the Huffington Post: Guest Post by Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When […]

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Warning: These Substances Are Good for the Environment

While, yes, this is a photograph of a woman cleaning in curlers, thereby reifying all stereotypes–there’s something a little bit different. Just a little bit. One step closer to something great. What is it, you ask? Does she have free health care? Does she get paid vacations? No. But she does use nontoxic cleaning supplies, […]

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Green Mountain Coffee: Selling Activism?

Richard Seireeni, author of The Gort Cloud:The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands  has his finger on the pulse of the green business movement. You know the ones I’m talking about: those mega brands that you see everywhere that also happen to adhere to sustainable values, human and animal rights, and a larger […]

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Hurray! Hurrah! A New Kind of Pickle!

Your pregnant girlfriend loves them. Your mother loves them. Your friends and your house guests and your children love them. They store well, they last long, and they’re perfect in potato salad.  Pickles–the magical fermented sour (or sweet) treat. But have you ever made a pickle a la Sandor Katz? Because, ehem, he’s sort of […]

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